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MOSOLF reactivates rail traffic to Düsseldorf

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Following a break of five years, the MOSOLF Group is relaunching regular railway transport services at its business site in Düsseldorf. The test phase from January onwards had shown that the reactivation of the sidings would optimise sustainable transport flows in the long term. A weekly departure from the MOSOLF …

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Alstom’s hydrogen train Coradia iLint first successful run at 80 km/h

Alstom’s hydrogen train Coradia iLint first successful run at 80 km/h

Alstom has successfully performed the first test run at 80 km/h of the world’s only fuel cell passenger train Coradia iLint on its own test track in Salzgitter, Lower Saxony (Germany). An extensive test campaign will be conducted in Germany and Czech Republic in the coming months before the Coradia iLint …

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CFR SA launches EUR 1.5 million tender for modernising level crossings

CFR Calatori to launch tender for e-ticketing portable devices 

Romanian state-owned rail infrastructure manager, CFR SA has launched a tender worth EUR 1.55 million for the design& execution of level crossings modernisation works. The tender is divided into two lots: LOT 1 with axle counters (EUR 870,000) and LOT 2 (EUR 685,000) with automatic mechanical control. The works will be carried out at SRCF …

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PKP Polish Railway Lines to invest PLN 5 bn in 2017 for developing main routes

PKP Polish Railway Lines to invest PLN 5 bn in 2017

PKP Polish Railway Lines (PKP PLK) plans to invest PLN 5 bn (EUR 1.27 bn) in 2017 and PLN 10 bn (EUR 2.5 bn) in 2018 for improving of rail transport in urban areas, for better connections on regional routes and for improving conditions for the transport of freight.  PKP PLK has …

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Design of Alstom’s new “main line” train for Algeria revealed

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Alstom and the National Rail Transportation Company of Algeria (SNTF) have unveiled the design of the new Coradia Polyvalent “main line” train destined to run in Algeria during the 4th edition of the International Transport, Logistics & Mobility Exhibition to be held in Algiers. In July 2015, SNTF ordered 17 …

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Italian State Railways regroups all freight &logistics operations under Polo Mercitalia new unit

Italian State Railways regroups all freight &logistics operations under Polo Mercitalia new unit

Italian State Railways (FS) has established a new unit, Polo Mercitalia, which integrates all rail freight and logistics companies in the group. Polo Mercitalia will be tasked to restore and to revive the freight transport business of Italian FS Group, by developing integrated solutions for freight&logistics with added value for rail transport. The aims is to return to …

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Russia’s first triple-unit freight locomotive to begin trials

Russia’s first triple-unit freight locomotive to begin trials

Bryansk Engineering Plant (BMZ), part of Transmashholding, has presented a prototype of a triple-unit freight locomotive designed specifically for operations on the Baikal-Amur Railway. The 3TE25K2M diesel locomotive, available in triple or in double unit variant, will continuously haul 7100-tonne freight trains on the 2800 km-long Taksimo-Sovetskaya Gavan route. 3TE25K2M locomotive units are equipped with a 3.1MW diesel …

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Czech Railways to launch tender for ten multiple units

Czech Railways to launch tender for ten multiple units

Czech Railways (ČD) will launch a tender for the purchase of ten low-floor multiple units for regional transportation in Prague and Central Bohemia areas.  The 120 km/h vehicles will have to be equipped with air-conditioning and will have a minimum capacity of 120 seats.  The first unit is expected to be delivered in 2019 and …

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CFR selects Astaldi-FCC Construccion-Salcef Construzioni–Thales Systems Romania venture for EUR 373m rail contract

CFR selects Astaldi-FCC Construccion-Salcef Construzioni–Thales Systems Romania venture for EUR 374 m rail contract

Romanian state-owned rail infrastructure manager, CFR SA has selected Astaldi SpA-FCC Construccion SA-Salcef Construzioni Edili e Ferroviarie SpA– Thales Systems România venture in the tender for Rehabilitation works on Section 2: Km 614 – Gurasada, subsection 2a: Km 614 – Cap Y Bârzava. The section is part of Frontiera (Border) – Curtici – …

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Hungary approves next rail projects to be submitted for CEF funding

Hungary approves next rail projects to be proposed for CEF funding

The Hungarian government has approved a list of railway projects to be proposed for funding under EU’s open Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) call. The largest investment project is the upgrading of Békéscsaba (excl.) – Lőkösháza (country border) railway line section, including the construction of a second track. The value of the project is HUF …

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